About The Tianjin Juilliard School
1. What is The Tianjin Juilliard School?
The Tianjin Juilliard School is a new landmark branch campus of The Juilliard School located in Tianjin, China.
2. When was The Tianjin Juilliard School established?
The School launched its Pre-College program in the fall of 2019. The Tianjin Juilliard Graduate School opened in the fall of 2020, coinciding with the official opening of the new campus building.
3. Why did The Juilliard School choose to launch its branch campus in Tianjin?
From fascinating international architecture to scenic riverscapes, Tianjin has over 600 years of history and cultural heritage to be explored. Students at The Tianjin Juilliard School have the opportunity to expand their understanding of the world while writing a new chapter for the arts in Asia. Learn more about Tianjin here.
4. What programs are offered at The Tianjin Juilliard School?
The Tianjin Juilliard School has a Graduate Studies division offering an U.S.- accredited Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School in three majors: instrumental and orchestral studies, instrumental and chamber music studies, and collaborative piano. There is a dual-degree program offered to Master of Music students in collaboration with the Tianjin Conservatory of Music.
The Pre-College offers a comprehensive, conservatory-style music program on Saturdays.
Tianjin Juilliard's Public Education division is the bridge connecting the world-class musical education of The Juilliard School to the public in China through a variety of programs. Private instrumental lessons, online music courses, chorus, master classes, and seasonal camps are offered to music learners of all ages.
The Continuing Education division offers a wide range of programs for professional and emerging musicians and music teachers, including professional development workshops, teacher certification courses, and other resources to support teacher training and career development.
5. Who can apply for the dual-degree program?
Master of Music students enrolled in year 1 and year 2 at the Tianjin Conservatory of Music are eligible to apply to the dual-degree Program. This unique opportunity consists of study at Tianjin Conservatory and two years of study at Tianjin Juilliard. Students who successfully complete the program earn a master's degree from The Juilliard School in New York and the Tianjin Conservatory of Music. Learn more about the dual-degree program here.
6. Who teaches at The Tianjin Juilliard School?
The Tianjin Juilliard School’s resident faculty is made up of esteemed teachers and performers from around the world. World-renowned conductors are invited to lead intensive rehearsals and orchestral concerts. Visiting faculty from the New York campus come to Tianjin to teach master classes, and to engage in recurring residencies and longer-term projects. Students also have opportunities to study with guest artists from peer institutions.
7. Will there be student exchange programs between the two schools?
Although faculty and visiting artists will travel between the New York and Tianjin campuses, there will not be any formal student exchange programs at this time. However, there are project-based performance exchanges between the two campuses.
8. What performances are offered by The Tianjin Juilliard School?
The School offers public performances on campus and tickets to these performances are available to the public for free or at a very low cost. The public can attend concerts performed by the Tianjin Juilliard Ensemble, the Tianjin Juilliard Orchestra, the Tianjin Juilliard String Orchestra, the Tianjin Juilliard Wind Orchestra, Chamber Music Ensembles, and more. The Tianjin Juilliard Ensemble is a mixed-instrument ensemble composed of distinguished Tianjin Juilliard resident faculty members. There are over 150 performances presented annually in the 687-seat concert hall, 299-seat recital hall, and 250-seat black box theater. To learn more about our performances, please check our performance calendar.
9. How is The Tianjin Juilliard School connected to The Tianjin Conservatory of Music?
The Tianjin Conservatory of Music is the educational partner of The Tianjin Juilliard School.
10. Will The Tianjin Juilliard School have dance and drama programs in the future?
There are no plans to expand into dance and drama at this time. However, this may be reassessed in the future.
11. Where can I find information about job openings at The Tianjin Juilliard School?
The Tianjin Juilliard School's Job Openings page includes listings for open positions at The Tianjin Juilliard School. Please check here for more information.
12. Where can I go for Chinese-language information about The Tianjin Juilliard School?
Information about The Tianjin Juilliard School is available in Chinese through the website and via Tianjin Juilliard’s official WeChat account: 天津茱莉亚学院.
13. Is The Tianjin Juilliard School a full-time school?
The Master of Music degree program is a two-year, full-time accredited graduate program. The Pre-College, Public Education, and Continuing Education programs are part-time, non-degree-granting programs.
14. Will The Tianjin Juilliard School offer courses and degrees at the undergraduate level?
There are no plans to offer undergraduate courses and degrees at this time. However, this may be reassessed in the future.
15. What performance opportunities are available?
Students at The Tianjin Juilliard School have numerous opportunities to perform, both on campus, and with partner organizations throughout China and beyond. Students perform in orchestra, small and large-scale mixed ensembles, chamber music groups, side-by-side with resident faculty, and in project-based residencies with visiting faculty and guest artists.
16. What other learning opportunities are available at The Tianjin Juilliard School?
In addition to Graduate Studies and the Pre-College, The Tianjin Juilliard School offers a Public Education division, Continuing Education division (professional development for professional musicians and music educators), public performances, and exhibits. The campus also has a permanent venue, Juilliard Imagination, which is an innovative learning environment featuring interactive exhibitions.
17. What are the tuition rates?
The 2022-2023 Graduate Studies tuition is 212,000 RMB for Chinese nationals and 336,000 RMB for international students (USD amount dependent on exchange rate, please see website for more detailed information). The Pre-College annual tuition for 2022-2023 academic year is 99,500 RMB.
18. Are scholarships offered?
The Tianjin Juilliard School offers merit-based and need-influenced scholarship, including a full-tuition fellowship. Fellowship consideration is based on the Graduate Studies application, a selective audition process, prior musical and academic achievement, and extraordinary potential for leadership in the field. Scholarship decisions are made by the Tianjin Juilliard Scholarship Committee after admission to The Tianjin Juilliard School. Tianjin Juilliard also offers a Chamber Music Fellowship Program. Learn more about scholarship opportunities on our website.
19. Is there housing for students?
Yes. The School offers residential housing for graduate students. Check out a virtual tour of our Graduate Residence Hall.
Graduate Studies Program
20. What majors are offered?
The Tianjin Juilliard School offers a U.S.-accredited Master of Music (MM) degree with majors in instrumental and orchestral studies, instrumental and chamber music studies, and collaborative piano. These majors are unique to the Tianjin Juilliard branch campus and meet a growing need in the region for performing artists trained in collaborative musicianship.
21. Will I have weekly private lessons with a resident faculty member?
Students in the Master of Music degree program take weekly private lessons with a teacher on their instrument. This private study is supplemented by frequent coaching and opportunities to work with visiting faculty and guest artists.
22. How do the degree programs at The Juilliard School in New York differ from those in Tianjin?
The Juilliard School in New York offers degree programs in dance (BFA), drama (BFA and MFA), and music (BM, MM, DMA, GD, and AD). The Tianjin Juilliard School offers a Master of Music degree with majors in instrumental and orchestral studies, instrumental and chamber music studies, and collaborative piano.
23. How are the degrees offered by The Tianjin Juilliard School accredited?
The Tianjin Juilliard School’s Graduate programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, in line with the New York campus. The degrees are recognized by the Ministry of Education in China.
24. When can I apply for the master’s program?
Applications for fall 2023 opens September 1, 2022. Final auditions will be held live at select locations worldwide and via final audition video recording. Please check the Admissions section of our website for the latest updates.
25. How many times can I apply to the Master of Music program?
The maximum number of application attempts is three. If you apply to this degree program and are denied admission, you can apply again in a future application cycle. After three unsuccessful attempts to apply to the same major, you are no longer eligible to apply.
26. How long will it take to complete a master’s program at The Tianjin Juilliard School?
The master’s program requires two years of full-time study.
27. What is the language of instructions in the Graduate Studies program?
Classes are taught in English. Applicants are required to submit proof of English language proficiency if English is not their native language.
28. What courses are offered in Graduate Studies?
Course descriptions are posted on the website each semester. Please continue to check the Academic Affairs section on the website for the latest updates.
29. What are the requirements for applying to the Master of Music program?
Musicians who have completed a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply to the MM program. Musicians are also eligible to apply for a second master’s degree at Tianjin Juilliard if their existing master’s degree is different from the one offered by our school. All instruction is in English, therefore proficiency in the English language is required. Applicants must complete an online application and provide required supplemental materials, including a prescreening recording and an English language test score. The prescreening requirement will be waived for current Juilliard College students. Please continue to check the Admissions section for updates on application procedures and audition repertoire.
30. Are students in Tianjin affiliated with The Juilliard School in New York?
Students who complete the master’s program in Tianjin will be alumni of The Juilliard School, with an accredited Juilliard degree.
31. If I attend The Tianjin Juilliard School, will I be able to transfer to The Juilliard School?
No, students may not transfer between Tianjin Juilliard and Juilliard in either direction. Tianjin Juilliard alumni are welcome to audition to attend Juilliard for a new program after completing the Master of Music at Tianjin Juilliard. If a student opts to exit Tianjin Juilliard before completion of the program to attend Juilliard, the student would not be able to transfer completed Tianjin Juilliard credits.
32. Will I get priority for admission consideration for The Juilliard School in New York if I attend The Tianjin Juilliard School?
Juilliard’s audition process requires each applicant to undergo the same artistic assessment by faculty in order to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants.
33. When does the application for the Pre-College open?
The application for the Pre-College opens in the fall before enrollment. Please check the Pre-College section for the latest updates.
34. Where are Pre-College classes held?
Pre-College and Graduate Studies classes are held at our campus in Binhai, Tianjin.
35. What is the enrollment process for the Pre-College?
The Pre-College in Tianjin admits students ages 8 to 18 through a competitive application and audition process. All applicants are required to submit pre-screening recordings. Selected applicants will be invited to a live audition. There is no English-language test required during the admissions process. Please continue to check our website for more information about application procedures and audition dates.
36. What is the language of instruction in the Pre-College?
Classes are taught bilingually in English and Chinese.
37. How can I apply to the Pre-College?
Please visit our website for application information, or learn more about the program by emailing us at email@example.com.
38. What are the benefits of enrolling in the Pre-College?
Similar to the Pre-College at the New York campus, the Pre-College at The Tianjin Juilliard School offers a comprehensive, conservatory-style Saturday music program for advanced pre-college students. The program aims to prepare students for music study at the college level.
39. Is there a training program for students who are of an advanced intermediate level?
The Public Education division offers various programs for young music learners, including one-on-one instrumental training, chorus, early childhood music classes, a Music Discovery enrichment program, and seasonal camps. Please visit the Public Education section for more information.
Public Education & Continuing Education Programs
40. What Public Education programs does the School offer?
Tianjin Juilliard’s Public Education serves students from different age groups, professional levels, backgrounds, and experiences. Our exciting and innovative music programs and projects exemplify Tianjin Juilliard’s educational values and approach to developing well-rounded musicians and music learners.
There is a Music Development Program offering one-on-one instrumental lessons for students of an advanced beginner or intermediate level and a local youth chorus program. We also offer the Music Essentials Curriculum, an early childhood music development course and the Music Discovery, a music enrichment program for 6–12-year-olds. Please visit the Public Education section for more information.
41. What are the differences between the Music Development Program and the Pre-College?
The Pre-College is a comprehensive, conservatory-style program, and the Music Development Program offers private one-on-one instrumental lessons and chorus training to students who have an interest in music. The Music Development Program faculty is a group of teachers auditioned, interviewed, and endorsed by the Tianjin Juilliard resident faculty.
42. What Continuing Education Programs does the School offer?
Continuing Education offers a wide range of programs for professional and emerging musicians and music teachers, including professional development workshops, teacher certification courses, and other resources to support teacher training and career development. Please check the Continuing Education section on the website to learn more.